Florence is considered a paradise by shopping lovers, walking through its streets you’ll realize how wide the choice can be.
You can find stores and boutiques of the most important Italian fashion designers, admire the precious jewelleries or relax in the open market, the tourists’ first choice. Among the many shops in Florence there also many antiquarians and you can really find objects from the 16th century especially walking down via Maggio.
Florence is the ideal place where do serious shopping. In the city you will discover the best of the Made in Italy such as Ferragamo, Cavalli, Gucci and many others.
For luxury shopping we suggest you to choose one of the several famous-label outlets just outside the city where you’ll find clothes by Gucci, Armani, Prada and Sergio Rossi at very discounted prices. Many outlets are easily reachable by cars, trains or shuttle buses.
Visiting an open market for your Florence shopping can be a very pleasant experience. The first choice is the market of San Lorenzo, in the centre of the city, then the new market in Loggia del Porcellino where are exposed traditional souvenirs and leather goods and the Flea Market, held every last Sunday of the month (except July), particularly convenient to buy small antique items.
Florence is very famous for the goldsmith art that still today preserves its traditional characteristics.
Going to Ponte Vecchio you can stop by many goldsmith shops lined up near one other and buy or just admire the spectacular jewelleries, product of the experience of over 400 years. Shops include top names in the city such as Melli, Piccini and Mannelli.